Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:29pm
Learn how administrators in the Leyden High School District 212 in Franklin Park, Ill., built and launched a 1:1 program for all 3,500 students using Google Chromebooks. Presenters will discuss how Chromebooks and Google for Education enable schools to use the power and simplicity of the web for unlimited teaching and learning opportunities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:20pm
As a private online collaborative environment, Chalk.com creates a school and district wide professional learning community with the ability to share resources, hold discussions and work together.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 3:55pm
Cerebellum Corporation has launched a new video streaming website for its line of Standard Deviants educational videos. Now students and educators can use the SD Instant Access digital delivery and playback platform to instantly download or stream 274 Standard Deviants titles.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 1:36pm
When high schools switch to later start times, student health and grades improve, according to a new University of Minnesota study funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study also found a link between later times and a reduction in car crashes involving teens.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:29am
Districts hurting financially are recruiting tuition-paying foreign students to increase enrollment and diversity. The number of high school students coming to the United States with an F-1 education visa increased to nearly 65,500 in 2012.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:24am
Two of Austin ISD’s middle schools will begin operating as single-gender schools next fall. The Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Garcia Middle School and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Pearce Middle School will enroll 600 sixth, seventh and eighth graders, and will focus on college readiness.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:19am
Sixth grade students at Quest to Learn, a New York City public school, recently got a two-week break from regular class work to build a giant Rube Goldberg machine. The project required students to use physics and geometry skills to build a complex scheme of pulleys and tubes to accomplish the simple act of popping a balloon.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:56am
A carnival with a twist is coming to the West coast this spring. Instead of eating cotton candy and riding Ferris wheels, students will navigate a laser maze and measure their strength in volts—all while learning engineering skills.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 2:15am
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:05am
The construction of 1500 solar arrays at three of Willows Unified School District's campuses was completed with little disruption to the schools. Officials hope the solar project will save the district an average of $300,000 a year on utility costs over the 25-to-30-year life of the panels.